Would you know how to help someone near you having a seizure? One in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime, so it's important to know the signs and how to respond. Here are quick tips for what you should and shouldn't do to help someone.


  • Stay calm.
  • Time the seizure. It becomes extremely dangerous when it lasts longer than 5 minutes. Call 9-1-1 if it does.
  • Keep them safe and away from sharp objects, stairs or furniture. Ease them to the floor.
  • Turn them on their side to help them breathe and keep their airway clear.
  • Put something soft and flat under their head.
  • Remove eyeglasses and loosen anything around the neck.


  • Restrain them. Do not try to stop their movements.
  • Give them food or drink until they are alert.
  • Put anything in their mouth.
  • Put your fingers in their mouth.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.


Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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